I Was Just Diagnosed With Hemiplegic Migraine.is It Possible To Get Disability After Only Just Being

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Asked by southernmom

I Was Just Diagnosed With Hemiplegic Migraine.is It Possible To Get Disability After Only Just Being

I was having stroke like symptoms when I went to the ER. i would like to know with the severity of this disease is it possible to get disability after only being diagnosed or is it too soon. Everything I have read on this is very serious and could cause complications with my everyday routine in taking care of my children and my household.

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Hello, southernmom,

It really is way to early to be considering disability.

It's also way too early to be thinking that your life is going to be dramatically changed. The majority of people with Migraines only have them occasionally. Most of the people you see here are in the minority, so if you read posts here, please keep that in mind.

Since hemiplegic Migraine isn't very common, your current doctor may or may not really know how to treat you. If your doctor isn't able to help you, it may well be time to consult a Migraine and headache specialist. It's important to note that neurologists aren't necessarily Migraine and headache specialists. Take a look at the article Migraine and Headache Specialists - What's So Special? If you need help finding a Migraine specialist, check our listing of Patient Recommended Migraine and Headache Specialists.

If you have three or more Migraines a month, you and your doctor should discuss preventive treatment.

Overall, try not to panic, and absolutely try NOT to expect the worst. We're right here whenever you need information or support.

Please keep us posted?

Teri